Bakersfield Church Of Christ

LIVING OUT FAITH BY LOVING LIKE CHRIST

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)

Reason for Believin’

Getting to Know You

1. What did you find uplifting, informative, or challenging about Sunday's sermon?

2. Sunday’s sermon dealt with having a reason to believe. What was an important moment in your life that helped you believe in God?  

Getting into the Bible
The lesson on Sunday was about the resurrection—how it is the greatest “reason for believin’.”  This week we'll study some Bible passages about the resurrection to help strengthen our faith.

1. Please read Acts 13:26-41

A. What insights did you gain by reading this passage?
B. Luke made the point Sunday that the resurrection helps us sort out confusion. In the verses we just read, how did Paul use the resurrection to help people sort out their confusion?
C. Paul also warns the people that, if they’re not careful, they won’t believe the resurrection “even if someone” tells them (v.41). What kind of caution might he mean—that is, what can someone do to be careful to believe?  

2. Please read Zechariah 12:10-13:1 (written in 6th Century B.C.!)

    A. What insights did you gain from this passage?
B. Luke made the point Sunday that the resurrection helps us strengthen our resolve. This passage speaks of strengthening (12:10; 13:1) but also of grieving for Christ’s death. How can these two go hand-in-hand—strength and grief?

Going Deeper

1. How can you apply the things we've studied this week?

2. Do you have any confusion about the resurrection that needs to be sorted? If you’re comfortable, please share with your Family Group for help.

3. Do you have any prayer requests? Please share with the group and pray together.